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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by islandmixed, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. islandmixed

    islandmixed Well-Known Member
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    Iam a lil confused about this as ive added everybody as phone contacts, only cause i wanted to add a pic with whoever i add. it does not work when adding a contact to sim.

    cheers
     

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  2. Slug

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    You never have to worry about losing contact details again! Add a contact on your phone, and within seconds it's also in Google Mail. Ditto in the opposite direction. Need to factory reset your handset? As soon as you re-enter your Google account details those contacts are sync'd back to the phone.
     
  3. davethetog

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    Slug has nailed it :)

    I made the same mistake, saving all my contacts that I imorted from my old phone as 'Phone' contacts. I couldn't understand at first why they would not transfer over to Google Contacts.

    If you have your contacts in MS Outlook or similar then you can export them as a CSV file, import that into Google Contacts then they will sync to your phone. They will 'double up' i.e. you will end up with both a google entry & a phone entry for each contact on your phone so you might think about deleting all the phone contacts before you import the CSV file to Google Contacts.
     
  4. islandmixed

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    okay iam getting it now lol. so does this mean if i add more info like email & the pics etc, that will also be saved by google? i wont have to re enter or add a contact pic.

    i heard their is a app that allows you to add import your phone contacts to google, anybody remember the name of it?

    cheers for the help guys
     
  5. markoc84

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    How do you move your contacts from the Phone to Google mail, i would really like to do this but i cant seem to find an option in the "People" section of my phone, I'm on the Orange Hero,
    Any help greatly appreciated
     
  6. markoc84

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    Great, thanks for that will give it a go,
    When you say you imported into Google contacts, i take it you mean you logged into Google Mail on your PC and then you can import the CSV File?
    Thanks again,
     
  7. lekky

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    Good advice, I did exactly the same but with contacts2sd app.
     
  8. peejay

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    Can you confirm something for me now that you ONLY have Googlee contacts on your phone?
    Go to Google Maps and choose Menu/Directions/End Point/Contacts.
    It tells me my contacts list is empty !
    If I put in a Phone Contact it finds that.
    In other words, Google Maps doesnt recognise Google Contacts, seems weird.
     
  9. Angelasutton

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    it took me forever to move them.
     
  10. peejay

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    Thanks for trying that, hope its something that gets sorted with 2.0 :)
     
  11. punkzanyj

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    Not just that, they're also apart of every other google service. I have google voice and now all my contact groups are my caller groups. Family gets their own greeting, work gets another one. I use the GV app to send text messages all the time.
     
  12. CitizenErazed

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    The app 'ContactSync' will automatically transfer all your phone contacts to Google. I used it myself a few days ago, saved me having to re-enter ~100 contacts.
     
  13. jimeller

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    Plus one on that. I used it yesterday, and worked a treat!
     
  14. Pa_boda

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    Is there any way to simply synch my Outlook contacts to my HTC Hero without using google? In the past, I used a blackberry and synched back and forth with no problems. Right now, I'm doubling or tripling the number of contacts in both Outlook and (to a lesser extent) my Hero.
     
  15. Slug

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    HTC Sync, which is supplied with the handset, will do that. Check HTC's support site for the most recent version, which also now syncs music.

    edit: I see from another thread that the issue you're having is with duplicate contact entries. Check the HTC Sync settings to see how it's configured to deal with conflicts. I can't be of any more help as I don't use Sync myself.
     
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